Joint Statement - United Kingdom – Phonecall Between Catherine Colonna and Her Britannic Counterpart (06.03.2023)


Catherine Colonna, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, and James Cleverly, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, spoke by telephone on 6 March 2023.

The exchange helped prepare for the 36th Franco-British Summit to be held on 10 March in Paris and will deepen the long-standing bilateral relationship between the two countries by deepening cooperation in a number of areas, including foreign affairs, security and defence, the economy, youth, energy and migration.

In this context, the ministers discussed the major international issues of the day, including joint support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression and the defence of the rules-based international order.